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Snohomish County Fire District 7 would like to remind citizens that there is no outdoor burning allowed in Fire District 7. Fire District 7 does not issue burn permits for any purpose and does not allow outdoor burning with the exception of small recreational fires.

Recreational fires must follow these guidelines:

         • Must be contained in a lined fire pit

         • Must burn dry, seasoned fire wood

         • Must be less than 3 feet in diameter

         • Must be six feet away from any structure

         • An extinguishing source and someone capable of extinguishing the fire    

           must be nearby.

Alternatives to outdoor burning:

           Click here for a list of local resources!

History:

In March of 2000, The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) adopted new guidelines for air quality that were established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The new guidelines established that outdoor burning is an air quality concern in addition to a fire safety concern. When outdoor burning permits are issued, the issuing agency is responsible for air quality and environmental issues as well as fire hazard issues. When these new codes were adopted, Fire District 7 ceased issuing burn permits.

If you have questions about air quality issues relating to outdoor burning, would like information about the WAC law or have a smoke complaint resulting from outdoor burning, contact the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at 1-800-552-3565 or visit their website at www.pscleanair.org.

In the event of an emergency such as a brush fire or burn injuries resulting from outdoor burning call 911.

 
Updated 1/13/11 9:25
 
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